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Parameter toa_​shortwave_​cloud_​radiative_​effect

Properties

Properties of the parameter toa_​shortwave_​cloud_​radiative_​effect
Name toa_shortwave_cloud_radiative_effect
Description "toa" means top of atmosphere. "Shortwave" means shortwave radiation. Cloud radiative effect is also commonly known as "cloud radiative forcing". It is the difference in radiative flux resulting from the presence of clouds, i.e. the difference between toa_net_downward_shortwave_flux and toa_net_downward_shortwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky.
AMIP code (Library of AMIP Data Transmission Standards) not specified
GRIB code not specified

Source

The parameter was taken from the NetCDF CF Metadata Convention.


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